Mount Eolus

Mount Eolus is a Colorado 14er within the Weminuche Wilderness in the Needle Mountains, a subrange of the San Juan Mountains. Mount Eolus is one of three fourteeners in the Needle Mountains; the others are Sunlight Peak and Windom Peak. All three peaks are located around the cirque known as Upper Chicago Basin. Eolus lies to the west of the upper basin, while the other peaks lie on the east side. These peaks are among the most remote of the fourteeners and have a strong wilderness character. Windom Peak is only 1 foot lower than Mount Eolus. North Eolus (14,039 ft) is a northern subpeak of Mount Eolus, which is not usually counted as an official fourteener, since it has a topographic prominence of less than 300 feet. However it is sometimes climbed in conjunction with Eolus. A popular way to access Chicago Basin is the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Mount Eolus SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by scott

21 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Jul 4, 2014. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve summited Mount Eolus

  • hauteroute
  • DandyDon
  • susanjoypaul
  • madeinus
  • jasonfoisset1
  • bmannlein
  • brianasher
  • robertocampo

Routes Used trails & approaches

95% Northeast Ridge

5% South Slopes


SNAPSHOTedit info


14,089 ft / 4,294 m


2,183 ft / 665 m

Height Rank Range

Needle Mountains


Colorado, United States

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  • scott
  • hauteroute
  • DandyDon
  • susanjoypaul
  • madeinus
  • hurdles
  • marmot
  • Delos
  • ChrisMeloche
  • ianbrogden
  • bruceparker
  • tombrown

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